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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Industry Association Chairmen Meet

A third inter/industry meeting of the chairmen of the principal shipowners' organisations took place in London, 29 September. Present were Rolf Westfal-Larsen (Chairman of ICS and President of ISF), Frederic Tsao, Chairman of INTERCARGO), Philippe d'Orsay (President of BIMCO) and Westye Høegh (Chairman of INTERTANKO) - who hosted the meeting - together with their respective chief executives.

The meeting continued the discussion from the two previous meetings, recognising that the essential need is for good co-ordination between the organisations.

It was agreed that the primary objective of the exchanges is to ensure that the industry is represented in the most effective manner. In that connection it was accepted that when new issues arise the first task should be to consult within the group with a view to developing a common approach, while avoiding duplication of effort and conflicting messages.

It was felt important to stress that there is currently no talk about any merger.

The target of the discussions is to be able to represent the industry in the most effective manner and to work out a common industry vision and strategy.

It was agreed that these meetings between the Chairmen are useful and will continue on a regular basis.

The next meeting is planned for May next year.

For more information contact:
Tel: BIMCO +45 44 44 4500
ICS/ISF +44 171 417 8844
Intercargo +44 171 638 3989
INTERTANKO +47 22 12 26 40